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Ride to the top, and you'll see! The Columbus Monument which was dedicated in 1888 as part of the ceremonies marking the Universal Exhibition, stands at the end of La Rambla of Barcelona, near the sea. Take the lift inside the column to the viewing...more
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Plaza Portal de la Pau, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
La Rambla
+34 932 85 38 32
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It is a small gem, in my opinion, commemorating an important historical figure. A little bit of history and you can also go inside of it to get a view of the city. All in all something, nice.

Thank Andrei S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful views, nice and cool, great gift shop and well worth a visit. Only 3 people at a time up in the lift (been the only way up and down for over 100 years) and best to go early or late in the day when...More

Thank Nathan D
Reviewed 1 week ago

You'll probably go past this anyway if you're going from the Gothic Quarter/Las Ramblas towards the water but it's not worth going out of your way to see this.

Thank spikette86
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A bit of history and the base area (free) is a cool respite on a hot day. You pay to go to the top (by lift) and the view across Barcelona is quite spectacular. This will not be the highlight of your stay but the...More

Thank Sc0ttishbill
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s at the end of Ramblas on the edge of the sea. I believe the folks who erected this monument thought they had Columbus pointing towards the Americas but he’s actually pointing towards Italy. It’s a touristy area with lots of vendors and street performers.

Thank Marienguyen2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Truly wonderful composition in a prominent position. A real landmark of the amazing city of Barcelona. Just take a stroll down La Rambla and at the very end you’ll the Columbus memorial impressively pointing out towards the port.

Thank David S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a statue so not a great deal to say about it. As an anchor point of La Rambla, you will likely run into it. He is pointing south west which doesn't make much sense, I guess it is just out to sea. Wouldn't...More

Thank Construct37
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whether you want to Las Ramblas into the tourist blvd or you want to walk along the beach promenade, the Columbus monument is a great starting point.

Thank Marco W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can't say too much, large monument to the main man with him perched on top. Good reference spot and at the bottom of Las Ramblas. Not a 'must' see but take the sight in if you are there.

Thank Rob W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great 360 view of city and harbour.. At the foot of Las Ramblas. Take the (tiny) elevator to the top!

Thank Bill B
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La Rambla
Barcelona's most famous street was once a dry
riverbed. Now, La Rambla is a 1200-metre boulevard,
and a major draw for visitors. During the day, La
Rambla fills with pedestrians, some of which stroll
past impressive human statues and artists while others
take a break to people-watch while enjoying a drink at
one of the many terraces. Housed here is the iconic
Boqueria Market that offers one of the most varied and
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Connor R
2 June 2018|
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Response from SevenoaksSinjun | Reviewed this property |
Hi - I don't recall a park dedicated to Columbus near the column, but there are other big parks nearby which are nice to visit.